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Columbus County News

Replacement of 41-year-old Col. Co. bridge starts soon

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videoThe NC Department of Transportation says work will start next month to replace a 41-year-old bridge in Columbus County. Full story...
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Innocence hearing set Friday for Joseph Sledge

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A three-judge panel will meet Friday in Columbus County to hear evidence relevant to the N.C. Innocence Inquiry Commission’s recommendation in the case of State v. Joseph Sledge, 78. Sledge was convicted of killing a mother and her daughter in Bladen County in 1976. Full story...
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Community rallies to replace items lost in school fire

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video A community pulls together to replace items lost in an elementary school fire. Full story...
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Bank employee injured in armed robbery

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videoWhiteville police are looking for the person or persons responsible for a bank robbery. Full story...
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Suspect accidentally released back in jail

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A shooting suspect who was accidentally released from jail is back in custody. Full story...
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Whiteville police looking for arsonist after 10 suspicious fires reported

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videoTen suspicious fires spanning five years have police on the lookout for who is starting them. Three of those fires have been set in the last six weeks. Full story...
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Shooting suspect accidentally released from jail

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videoInvestigators in Columbus County are looking for a shooting suspect who was accidentally released from jail last night. Full story...
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Woman charged with killing man last week

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videoColumbus County Sheriff's detectives have arrested a woman and charged her with a murder that happened last week. Full story...
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NCDOT gearing up for possible winter weather

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In anticipation for another early morning winter weather event, NCDOT crews are getting ready to treat the roads, if needed. Full story...
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UPDATE: Columbus Co. investigators identify murder victim

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video Columbus County investigators say the man found dead at a Cerro Gordo home Tuesday morning has been identified as Victor Ray Mitchell, who they say lived there. Full story...
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